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CURE (Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience Program) is a summer research program at the Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University for underserved college students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences. It is funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Each year the Lurie Cancer Center accepts 12 college students to work alongside top cancer researchers in state-of-the-art laboratories. The scientists act as mentors and work with students on nationally funded laboratory research projects during the eight-week summer program. Students are introduced to the basics of cancer biology and receive career guidance through weekly focused seminars presented by faculty members. At the end of the CURE program, each trainee is required to prepare a brief written summary and to give an oral report of his or her project to fellow CURE students and faculty mentors.
Students accepted into CURE work full-time for eight weeks on a research project in a biomedical discipline under the guidance of a Cancer Center faculty mentor. The majority of the time is spent participating in laboratory research, allowing participants to experience directly what it means to be a biomedical researcher. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental principles of scientific investigation.
Students gain an understanding of the basics of cancer biology through seminars presented by faculty members on topics such as cancer genes, cell cycle proteins, carcinogenesis, hematologic malignancies, etc. At the end of the CURE program, each trainee is required to prepare a brief written summary and to give an oral presentation of his or her project to fellow CURE students and research mentors.
Participants in the CURE program receive a taxable stipend of approximately $3,400. In addition to the stipend, travel and housing are provided to students who do not live in the Chicago area.
Housing is provided on the Evanston Campus of Northwestern University for students who do not live in the Chicago area.
To qualify students must be classified by the following fall semester as college freshmen, sophomore, junior or senior students. Applicants should be pursuing a major in the sciences, and their transcripts should demonstrate a record of academic achievement (GPA 3.2 or higher). Students must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US (with green card) and members of underserved populations (African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander or Native American).
The Amgen Scholars Program provides summer research opportunities at UCSF for undergraduates in science and biotechnology. In addition to the summer research experience at UCSF, participants join other Amgen Scholars from across the country at a symposium where they share their summer experiences.
Program FeaturesIn addition to daily research, students also participate in:
Participant BenefitsStudents receive a total package worth over $8,000 including:
Preference will be given to students who have:
Encouraging young people from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers in science is a national priority, and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is committed to meeting this goal in our recruitment and admissions practices.
Several enrichment programs are offered to help historically underrepresented local high school, resident and non-resident college level students jump-start their exposure and develop a broad perspective about the array of careers available within biomedical research, medicine and allied health. Our hope is that this early exposure will ultimately lead to an increase in the number of graduates having diverse perspectives in medical education.
AIM & ROADS: Open to students who attend a high school in the Milwaukee Public School (MPS) system, Milwaukee charter or surrounding suburban school district.
The Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMedRAP) is a 10-week summer research program for exceptional students interested in pursuing biomedical research careers. This program is designed to provide a rigorous, in-depth research experience to prepare participants for top-quality Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs in the biological and biomedical sciences.
Applications for BioMedRAP are accepted November 1-February 1st. As a BioMedRAP participant, you will:
The BioMedRAP selects participants based on academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to diversity. We seek applicants who have challenged themselves and excelled academically; demonstrate experience overcoming substantial educational, cultural or economic obstacles; are first-generation college students, or can demonstrate a strong interest in bringing diverse people together.
We encourage applications from individuals who come from rural or inner-city areas and individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research — specifically African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, women and those with disabilities. Applications also are encouraged from international students currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the United States.
Individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree and students who are not currently enrolled at a U.S. institution are not eligible to apply. Priority consideration will be given to applicants with at least one year of research experience.
The T35/SROP at IUPUI and the Indiana University School of Medicine is a summer research program designed to encourage outstanding underrepresented students to pursue graduate study and ultimately academic careers in biomedical research. Under the direct guidance of a faculty mentor, students conduct research in the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, cell biology, neuropharmacology, and several others. Conduct research in a designated field with a faculty mentor Attend weekly lectures Participate in weekly enhancement meetings, seminars, and special events Network with other student researchers, research scientists, and other faculty researchers Participate in career and academic counseling Become acquainted with seminar and conference-style writing and presentations Participate in the Annual CIC-SROP Conference Each student receives a stipend of $3,000 for the completion of the program. In addition, campus residental housing (for out of state students) and roundtrip transportation is provided to and from IUPUI. IUPUI will cover the cost of the GRE preparation course and all fees associated with the mandatory CIC-SROP conference held at University of Michigan.
U.S. citizens or permanent residents Full-time undergraduate students, graduate students, and medical school students Students who are underrepresented in their field of study, and who are sophomores or juniors majoring in any subject Students who have a competitive grade point average Students who have a strong interest in pursuing research Individuals with M.D. or PhD degrees are ineligible.
Please contact the program administrator for more details on dates and deadlines.
The purpose of the program is to increase the number of under-represented minority and low income students pursuing careers in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, technology, health, or the licensed professions.
Funded by a grant from the New York State Education Department, CSTEP at SUNY Potsdam provides an array of academic and career services designed to meet each student’s individual needs and assist them in achieving a career in their chosen field.
Please contact the program administrator for details on dates, eligibility and deadlines.
The primary purpose of the camp is to help students pursue their interest in a health career by exploring a wide range of career options while also learning about important issues and topics in health care today.
Outstanding faculty: Faculty of the Dartmouth Health Careers Camp include health care professionals from Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and the local community as well as medical residents, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.
Learning activities: Classroom instruction, hands-on experiences at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and other medical settings, work with simulated patients, team projects, and time with a variety of health professionals
Mentors: Students and faculty in the health professions
Supervision: Resident camp director and counselors
Room and board: Dartmouth college dormitory and dining facilities
Recreational activities: Picnic at the pond, swimming, canoing, volleyball and more. Activities vary depending on weather. Alternative options are offered during each recreation period.
Tuition for the Health Careers Institute is $1300 for New Hampshire residents or those attending school in New Hampshire. Out-of-state tuition is $1900. Scholarships are available to NH residents, based on financial need and availability of funds.
The Health Careers Camp at Dartmouth provides rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students with opportunities to explore health careers, learn more about health care in today's world, experience college life and, of course, have fun. A typical health careers camper has already expressed interest in the field of health care and wants to know more about the range of possible careers, day-to-day activities of various health professionals, and what to do next.
CDC Disease Detective Camp (DDC) is an educational program started by CDC′s David J. Sencer CDC Museum in 2005 as a mechanism for developing a public health camp curriculum for state and county health departments. The camp is open to upcoming high school juniors and seniors and is held at CDC's headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
The CDC Disease Detective Camp curriculum is based on contextual and situated cognition learning principles. By learning through hands–on activities and seminars, high school juniors and seniors at the conclusion of the camp will be able to:
Identify five careers within public healthDemonstrate an understanding of basic epidemiology termsCalculate basic epidemiologic rates given an outbreak scenario and dataRecognize how infectious and chronic diseases are tracked in the United StatesUnderstand the role of public health law in protecting the public′s health in the United StatesOver the course of five days, campers will take on the role of disease detectives and learn first–hand how the CDC safeguards the nation′s health. Teams will probe a disease outbreak using epidemiologic and laboratory skills and report their findings to a group of CDC scientists. Activities may include short lectures by CDC experts, a mock press conference in the CDC press room, and a look behind the scenes of CDC. The application for the 2014 CDC Disease Detective Camp can be found by reading the Camp Information Frequently Asked Questions here.
Applications are available here Adobe PDF file [PDF 581KB] . If you have trouble downloading the application, please call 404-639-0830 to have an application mailed to you.
Instructions for completing the application can be found on page 1 of the application. Applications will be accepted only by mail. All documents must be mailed together, so be sure to double check that your application, essays, Recommendation Form and proof of age are included. Once your application is received, we will send you a confirmation e-mail, so please make sure that your e-mail address is correct.
Non-Atlanta residents may apply for the camp, but are responsible for providing their own accommodations and transportation. Campers in past years have stayed with family friends or relatives in Atlanta.
The CDC Disease Detective Camp is open to motivated students who will be high-school juniors or seniors during the 2014-2015 school year. Applicants must be 16 years old by the first day of the camp in order to comply with CDC’s laboratory safety requirements. Absolutely no exceptions can be made to this rule.
Participating in a Health Care Careers Enrichment Program is an excellent way to learn what it’s like to work in that field. It gives you invaluable experience and personal contacts - plus it can increase your chances of being accepted into the health professions program of your dreams.
For additional enrichment programs in the field of health policy, see the National Institute of Health’s list of Student Programs and the Kaiser Family Foundation’s online directory of health policy fellowship opportunities. Also see the section on Health Policy Topics in Issues in Healthcare on this website.
Last updated: September 26, 2016
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